Paul Chukwujekwu Ezengo and Emmanuel Adogah, were arrested and paraded by the Federal Capital Territory police command for allegedly killing Ezengo’s married lover in order to own her Acura SUV.
The suspects after giving her excess alcohol, killed her, butchered her body and packed it into two sacks that were later dumped in a river.
To cover their trail, the suspects also changed the number plate of the vehicle of the deceased from Abuja number to Ebonyi State number: SKA625AA.
The deceased, a 44-year-old Charity Chidebere Aiyedogbon mysteriously disappeared in 2016.
Giving details of how the suspects were nabbed, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Bello, said: “The dogged determination of the command to unravel the sudden disappearance of Aiyedogbon since May 2016 yielded a positive result.
On June 1, 2018, police operatives attached to the Command Anti-Kidnapping Squad succeeded in arresting the principal suspect, Paul Chukwujekwu Ezengo, aged 27 in Benin, Edo State.
“Upon his arrest, the suspect who has been at large since the lady’s disappearance, confessed during interrogation that the mother of four was his girlfriend and that he conspired with one Emmanuel Adogah, aged 28 and murdered her on May 9, 2016 at about 11:30 at Kagini.
“According to Ezengo, he gave her excess alcohol to consume before he moved her from Yaoundé Street, Wuse Zone 6 to Kagini area where she was butchered and her mutilated body packaged in two sacks that were later dumped by the river bank at Ushafa, in Bwari Area Council.
He further confessed that he killed her because he wanted to take possession of her Acura ZDS Jeep and other property.”
The police said they were able to recover the deceased’s car and some of her property from the suspect.
Narrating his involvement with Charity and how he killed her, Ezengo said: “We met on Facebook and she told me she was divorced.
I was in a relationship with her for about a year and half.
We were having issues in our relationship because I was not benefiting from the relationship.
“She wasn’t very rich when I met her but I knew she was comfortable and I needed my own share of her wealth. Later, evil thoughts came into me that I should kill her and take her car. I proceeded with the thought by involving my friend, Adogah.
“We went out to hang out one night in 2016 and while we were there, she had too much alcohol and dozed off. I carried her from the house to where we killed her in Kagini.”
On why he decided to butcher her, he said: “That night after killing her, I was totally drunk. I wanted to carry her after killing her but she was unable to fit into the sack. That was why I decided to butcher her and dump her body in the river.
“It was greed and the devil that led me to do what I did. I was hoping to get her car after killing her.
I feel really bad for what I did but at the same time, I feel better because her spirit has been disturbing me and I believe that was why I was arrested.”
Also narrating his own role, Adogah said: “My friend called me to come assist him.
My only role was just to help carry the deceased body from Ezengo’s house to where she was eventually killed.”